Sunday, January 17, 2010

Trading Cards

Hello world,

Quick links:
Thanks for visiting! You've come here either because you read my blog or because you've gotten hold of one of my artist trading cards and want to find out what it's all about. So if you're new and want to hear all about it, click here to get the rundown.

Below you will find a list of all our trading cards by number, and you can click on the number to be taken to that card. Alternatively, you can view my trading cards gallery for your card and click on it to visit its page and view its map.

How to log your find

You can log your find by posting a comment stating the type of trading card (Arise_Victorious or Eyespiral), its number, the date, plus any or all of the following information: where you found it, where it is now/where you left it, your name/username, a link you might want to pimp (e.g. your geocaching profile, your own website), and a link to a photo if you'd like me to include it in the map point. If you've found or left it in a geocache, feel free to post a link to the cache you found/left it in.

As I receive these comments, I will update the post with the new locations of the cards.

Arise_Victorious geocaching trading cards

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23.

Eyespiral's artist trading cards

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

The Rundown

I've been inspired. After running into the idea for artist trading cards on this Burdastyle post and further learning about them on the Artist Trading Card Committee site, I decided these were definitely for me. Since my medium of choice right now is fabric, and since we've gotten into geocaching lately, and since my drawing skills are severely limited, it made sense to make sewn trading cards. In geocaching, it's an advantage if you choose to leave something waterproof (just in case the cache leaks), and fabric will survive. Thus came the evolution of Arise_Victorious geocaching trading cards. These are ones that EJ and I will leave at geocaches that we find during our adventures, and the ones which I hope will make amazing journeys around the world that I'll get to hear about.

Additionally, I plan to make my own ones, Eyespiral's artist trading cards, which I will trade or give in the normal manner.

Here's what the backs of the two different types of trading cards look like. On the left is an Arise_Victorious trading card, on the right an Eyespiral one. You can see the card number in the top right corner of the card.

Types of trading card

The big idea: I want to know where our trading cards go. Geocaching is familiar with trackable items, which you can purchase and track on their website, but I want ours to be our very own. So when you find one of our trading cards, you will find both the URL for this page and our email address. Then you'll either post a comment on this post or email us about your find, and when I receive them I will add your location (and name or username, if you so desire) and the date to the list underneath the photo of that trading card. That way I can keep track of all the trading cards I have put out there as well as the journeys they've taken. And you get to see where they've gone, too!

If you'd like to trade or would simply like me to post one of my Eyespiral cards to you, comment on this post with a way for me to get in contact with you to get the postal details. :)

Thanks for taking part and I hope you're inspired, too!



  1. Interesting idea and kudos for setting this up cause I love all things trackable. Found in Canberra. I'll move this on soon.

  2. 4 possums found this card at Sussex inlet in Nsw whilst on holidays. Going back this week to redo some caches we didn't find and will drop it back off in Sussex if lucky enough to find second time round! Great idea

  3. Kunama found card #8 in Sussex Inlet, incidentally also while on holidays. It's currently in Sydney.

    You may wish to tag your trackables on Geocaching Australia as swaggies.

  4. Hi Puddle & 4 possums, when you move these cards along please do let me know which # card it is so I can track them to their next locations. :)

  5. Card #23 is currently in Springwood at S33 41.230 E 150 34.393. Thanks for sending it to me. I've added to my caching bag, ready to leave in a cache soon. Cacher name: Toriaz.

  6. This is an amazing idea! It's so neat to see how something you touch travels. Very very neat and inspiring!!!



  7. @Curious Snail Thanks Curious! Yes it is great to see where they go - I recently heard from one finder they they were sending it to their sister in the USA, so that'll be the furthest one has made it so far. :)

  8. Hi there! We grabbed Eyespiral #7 from GC2X4TP "Bruce's TB Resort" just outside Canberra on 13 June 2011. We'll bring it on some adventures, stay tuned!

  9. Eyespiral #7 dropped at GC2KNKR The Purple Sparkly Cache:

  10. @Calroth Denbe Thanks team, I've updated the map for #7 :)

  11. Malnars grabbed it fron GC2KNKR The purple Sparkly Cache and dropped it off at GC2X2HK Big Hoota. Thanks